2011 Türkan Saylan Awards in Arts and Sciences, Jury Special Prize
Master of language Necati Tosuner’s novel is based on thorough observation that will influence readers of all ages with its plain yet poetic narration and clear yet rich style. The story glorifies family fondness, friendship, love and solidarity over a grandfather-grandson relation. After Keleş Osman (Bonny Osman), he writes for children once again on growing up, standing up to the never ending changes in life and keeping up hope.
Necati Tosuner, is the winner of numerous literary awards such as Sait Faik Short Story Award and the Attilâ İlhan Fiction Award.
After the death of his grandmother, Arda and his family move to his grandfather’s home. Living in the same home leads to a special relation between Arda and Eşref Bey, his grandfather. Due to his interesting personality, Eşref Bey has a special place in everyone’s life. One day, when they meet at the dinner table as usual, grandfather’s seat remains empty. Arda and his family are worried. Where can Eşref Bey be?..